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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "The Case against Freedom"


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Taped on October 2, 1971.
A serious but never inaccessible exchange between two scientists, with Buckley acting as catalyst, on the question: Does man have free will? One sample: MacKay: "I personally wouldn't like to take the optimistic view that anyone who goes in for cruelty as a way of ensuring survival...is bound to--" Buckley: "Self-destruct?" MacKay: "I think it would be nice if that were true, [but] I doubt it." Buckley: "When you use the word 'God' you are using a metaphor--or not?" MacKay: "No, I would take this in the specific Christian religious sense--God as one to be reckoned with." Buckley: "Does that make you uncomfortable, Mr. Skinner?" Skinner: "No, because when I listen to that sort of thing I'm running a translation inside, of course. I think that the good, personified in a god, does represent those things which we find, to use a technical term, reinforcing. They're the things which induce us to behave in certain ways. And evil? Well, the ordinary Christian picture of hell is a collection of all the aversive stimuli available at the time."
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  • Actors: B. F. Skinner, Donald MacKay
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: Southern Educational Communications Association (SECA)
  • DVD Release Date: May 27, 2010
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003O86PFY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,815 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Goul on April 24, 2014
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Here we have THE superstar of behavioral psychology, B. F. Skinner, discussing free will with a Christian physicist, Donald MacKay. The shots of Buckley sitting back and soaking in this debate are worth the price of admission alone. MacKay is the one who talks the most, but Skinner's points are the ones which hit home for me. I loved this episode because it tackles some deep philosophical and theological issues. Contrast MacKay's arguments to Ham's creationism for bonus points. MacKay's point that science works because God gave us the abilities to examine the workings of His universe totally crushes today's fundamentalist anti-science stance.

"The Case against Freedom" is a poor title for this episode. "How Free is our Will" would have been a much more accurate title. After watching this look around and see how many reinforcement schedules you can spot in your life and ask who put them there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Markest on June 26, 2014
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It is incredible to watch William F taliking about what will happen in the future, which is now for the watcher. He grapples with all the questions we are dealing with today with the expert, and sometimes the inventors of ideas.
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